The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has calculated that more than 4.7 million Americans sustain dog bites every year.
Depending on the size and strength of the dog, a bite can sever a finger, damage facial nerves, penetrate to body organs, cause infection, and certainly cause emotional trauma. If complications arise, injuries can turn fatal.
When someone is injured by a dog bite, responsibility can be attributed to the dog owner who may have had inadequate fencing or no dog lead, allowing the dog to run free. In the case of fencing the property owner could be the apartment building owner and the building manager could also be found negligent.
Sometimes a person keeps a dog knowing full well that it is poorly-trained and tends to attack certain people – perhaps children in general, or anyone who attempts to pet it. Liability may also be attributed to a person who was in charge of the dog at the time of the dog bite. That could be a dog sitter or trainer or anyone who was walking the dog.
The injuries from a dog bite or animal attack can be severe. The damage can range from broken and fractured bones to significant scarring and deformities. It is not uncommon for the victim to be left with such great physical injuries that plastic surgery is required.
That’s why the Winston-Salem injury attorneys and staff at Daggett Shuler are here to help. After an accident, you need an experienced personal injury law firm to help protect your rights. We make it our goal to help you recover your health after suffering a serious injury. The legal professionals at Daggett Shuler want to help you get your life back on track.
At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.